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Rim Hike #3: Cherokee Boundary

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

$30 – $50

The Cherokee Boundary was the eastern most boundary of the Cherokee Nation. The hike will begin at Wendell’s house and cover the Eastern Continental Divide to near Swannanoa Gap. Almost all of the 4.5 mile trip (many ups and downs) will be off trail or bushwhacking. There will be many unique and spectacular views (360 degrees through the trees) of the upper Swannanoa Valley, Black Mountain Range, and Great Craggy Range. Hikers will see the most remote sections of the Catawba River’s headwaters. Much of the boundary will follow the southeastern border of Black Mountain’s 465-acre watershed. The elevations will average between 2,600’ and 3,600’. We will cross several of the initial bridle trails and wagon routes that the first pioneers cut-out as they made their way over the Divide and into the Swannanoa Valley (late 1700s). Even though this part of the Swannanoa Rim is closest to Black Mountain, it is one of the wildest and least visited. 

Difficulty:  Difficult, 4.5 miles

Tickets

Out of stock! Member $30.00
Out of stock! Non-Member $50.00

Details

Date:
February 16, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$30 – $50

Venue

Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Phone:
828-669-9566
Website:
www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org